On November 8, a different sort of big band arrives, when conductor Leonard Slatkin leads an orchestral performance of the music of Grammy-winning composer Jeff Beal. With a vigorous, percussive style and hypnotic melodic fragments, Beal has written iconic themes for the blockbuster show “House of Cards,” as well as the art biopic “Pollock” and the documentary “Blackfish.” The concert will also include a performance from contemporary classical soprano Hila Plitmann, a fellow Grammy winner who will sing the composer’s new song cycle “The Paper Lined Shack.” jeffbeal.com; leonardslatkin.com; hilaplitmann.com.